Health Care Commentary

The chaotic Iowa Caucus on February 3 had one clear winner—government-run health care. According to exit polls, nearly six in 10 Democratic caucus voters support eliminating private insurance in favor of a single-payer system. A government takeover of the health insurance system is surprisingly popular outside Iowa as...

The Progressives’ war on soda pop is fizzling out. That's the chief finding of a new study on the public health effects of soda taxes from economists at Cornell University and the University of Iowa. The researchers looked at soda taxes in four cities -- and...

Professional groups representing doctors are buying into Democratic plans to remake health care—and thereby acting against the interests of their members. The American College of Physicians, the second-largest organization of U.S. doctors, recently came out in support of either a public option or single payer....

Over 10 million people have signed up for Disney Plus since it launched late last year. It’s easy to understand why. The streaming service gives subscribers access to hundreds of movies and televisions shows for just $7 a month — no cable plan required. Imagine if...

Last week, Gavin Newsom’s Healthy California for All Commission convened for the first time. The commission has been tasked with figuring out how to install a single-payer healthcare system statewide. The commission’s 13 voting and five non-voting members represent a who’s-who of big-government academics, union leaders,...